Gerald McCoy named this week’s NFLPA Community MVP

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Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy launched a foundation named after his late mother in order to help improve the lives of single-parent families in and around Tampa.

The Patricia Diane Foundation raised over $90,000 at a fundraiser this month and McCoy and his wife hosted a Christmas party for 40 single-parent families at the team’s facility a few days later.

McCoy has been recognized as the NFLPA’s Community MVP for this week as a result of his good works and the foundation will receive a $10,000 donation from the union.

“I am honored and humbled to be named the Week 14 NFLPA Community MVP,” McCoy said in a statement. “I feel blessed to be in the position to be able to give back to my community. I genuinely appreciate the [NFLPA’s] donation to my Patricia Diane Foundation. We’ll definitely put it to good use!”

McCoy and the other weekly winners will also be eligible to win the Alan Page Community Award at the end of the season.

4 responses to “Gerald McCoy named this week’s NFLPA Community MVP

  1. Nice to see – even outside of the gesture of a meal and the work in the community. Kids get to see a great role model and get inspired by people doing good. Awesome stuff!

  2. Glad to have mccoy on the bucs. He has played for lots of coaches and has adjusted to every scheme. If the bucs where to land Romo as new coach, this guy will change the whole organization . He is a great football mind and belongs on the field.

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